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Do You Remember?

Tucson Daily Citizen – March 24, 1965

10 YEARS AGO

TUCSON, March 24, 1955 – The tag team of June Byers and Penny Banner will meet Ethel Johnson and Babs Wingo in tonight’s wrestling exhibition feature at the Sports Center.

Holbrook Loses To Bill Longston

The Southeast Missourian – June 8, 1955

Wild Bill Longston used less than 20 minutes to defeat Vic Holbrook last night at the Arena and June Byers successfully defended her mat crown against Bonnie Watson.  Ray Villmer, rough Kansas City wrestler, whipped Silent George Hubert in 15:30 minutes to win their 1 fall match. Continue reading

Byers Remains Wrestle Queen; Cools Contender

St. Petersburg Times – September 2, 1954

June Byers, now recognized as the women’s world champion wrestler, made quick work of auburn-haired Bonnie Watson last night in a title match at the N. Worth Gable Armory. Continue reading

Three Bouts At Beach Arena Tonight

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – January 12, 1954

Bonnie Watson, a girl whose ambition is to win the World’s girl tag team championship once she finds the right partner, will team up with Donna Marie Dieckman against the champions at the Beach Arena tonight. Continue reading

Champ Wrestler At Arena Tonight

The Southeast Missourian – June 7, 1955

Glamorous world champion girl wrestler June Byers will defend her mat crown against Bonnie Watson, vivacious blonde, tonight at the Arena.  Miss Byers won the title from Mildred Burke last August and has proved to be a fighting champion.  She has defended her crown over 150 times and has given every worthwhile opponent a chance to beat her.  Miss Watson, shapely new mat sensation, has been wrestling for only 2 years but she has climbed to the top as a worthy challenger for Miss Byers’ title.  Bonnie looks like a model or a movie star and is a very demure young lass outside of the ring.  But her mild manner disappears the moment that she steps into the ring and she will use every hold, legal or otherwise to win a match.  Miss Byers has had 8 years of ring experience.  This championship match is scheduled to go 2 out of 3 falls with a 45 minute time limit. Continue reading